Curriculum Vitae

MICERE M. GITHAE MUGO

Dept. of African American Studies & Emeritus Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence

Syracuse University

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Qualifications:                                     Ph.D., Lit., Univ. of New Brunswick, Canada, 1973

M.A., Lit., Univ. of New Brunswick, Canada, 1971

P.G.D.E., University of East Africa, Nairobi, 1967

B.A. Hons., University of East Africa, Makerere, 1966

 

EMPLOYMENT:

 

  • Emeritus Full Professor, Dept. of African American Studies, SU, Retired May 2015.
  • Full Professor, Dept. of African American Studies, Syracuse University, 1997-2015.
  • Chair, Dept. of African American Studies, 2005-2008
  • Associate Professor, Dept. of African American Studies, Syracuse University, 1993-1997
  • Visiting Professor, Africana Studies and Research Centre, Cornell University, 1992-93
  • Associate Professor, Head of English/Literature Unit, Dept. of Curriculum and Arts Education, University of Zimbabwe, 1986-1992
  • Associate Professor, Dept. of Curriculum Studies, University of Zimbabwe, (Seconded to the Curriculum Development Unit, Ministry of Education) 1984-1986
  • Visiting Professor, St. Lawrence University Canton, New York, 1982-1984
  • Associate Professor, Dept. of Literature, University of Nairobi, Kenya, 1980-1982

Dean, Faculty of Arts (comprising the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)

  • Lecturer & Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Literature, University of Nairobi, Kenya, 1973-1980

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/UNIVERSITY SERVICE (Selected):

 

  • Major Organizer and Co-convener (with Herb Ruffin), Two-Day Chinua Achebe Symposium, October 2014
  • Chair, Musicology Search Committee, Department of African American Studies, 2014
  • Chair, Search Committee for Department of African American Studies Chairperson, 2013
  • Advisory Board to the UNEP, United Nations, 2013-14
  • Member, Academic Committee, A&S, 2012-2014
  • Acting Co-Director, Africa Initiative, 2011
  • AAS Executive Board Member, 2011
  • Chair, Dept. of African American Studies, 2005-2008
  • Member, AAS Promotion Committee for S.N.Sangmpam, Spring 2008
  • Special Chairs Representative, Middle States Evaluation, Interdisciplinary Programs
  • Co-Coordinator, SU Abroad University of Graz Exchange Program Informational Meeting
  • Member, LGBTQ Youth Center Advisory Board
  • Member, Imagining America Director Search Committee
  • Member, Ad hoc Special Committee on Diversity
  • Member, Sistaprof Organization (Black Women Professors Group)
  • Member, Meredith Teaching Recognition Awards Selection Committee
  • Member, Search Committee, Religious Historian, AAS, Spring 2007
  • Chair, AAS Board, July 2005-June 2008
  • Member, Graduate Studies Committee
  • Ex-Officio Member, Undergraduate Studies Committee, July 2005-June 2008
  • Member, Africa Initiative
  • Member, Humanities Research Cluster
  • Member, AAS Board
  • Member, Search Committee, Religious Historian, AAS, Spring and Fall 2006
  • Chair, Search Committee, Office Coordinator, CFAC, AAS, Fall 2006
  • Chair, Search Committee, Office Coordinator, PRPAC, AAS, Fall 2006
  • Member, Search Committee, Office Coordinator, AAS, Spring 2006
  • Director, AAS Graduate Studies Program, 2000-2005
  • Director, Africa Initiative, 2000-2004
  • Mentor to Winston Grady-Willis
  • Mentor to Kheli Willets
  • Member, McNair Faculty Advisors
  • Member, PRPAC Board of Directors
  • Member, CFAC Board of Directors
  • Member, Committee on SU Abroad
  • Member, Africa Committee, SU Abroad
  • Faculty Member, Interdisciplinary Program in Religion and Society, Department of Religion
  • Member, A&S College Board
  • Member, Religion, Media and International Relations Group
  • Member, Welcoming Team, “Imagining America” Delegation
  • Chair, Expressive Arts Ray Smith Symposium Planning Committee, Spring 2006
  • Member, Syracuse University Arts Council
  • Member, Faculty for Community Engagement Group
  • Member, Meredith Professors Symposium
  • Member, South Side Community Coalition
  • Chair, Department of African American Studies, 2005-2008
  • Member, Dialogue on Diversity and Democratic Culture Group, 2005-
  • Media Relations Representative for College of Arts & Sciences
  • Member, Faculty Council
  • Member, Arts & Sciences Humanities Council
  • Co-Chair, Sistaprof Organization (Black Women Professors Group), 2007
  • Member, Search Committee, Office Coordinator, AAS, December 2005
  • Member, Search Committee, Administrative Assistant, AAS Fall 2005
  • Member, Concept Paper Drafting Committee, Interdisciplinary Programs Ford Foundation Humanities Proposal, A&S, Fall 2005 (Invited to travel with the Dean and Chancellor to the Ford Foundation)
  • Member, Pan African Studies Graduate Admissions Committee, AAS, Spring 2005-
  • Member, Search Committee, Religious Historian Post, AAS, Spring 2005
  • Member, Search Committee, Musicologist Post, AAS, Spring 2005
  • Member, Search Committee, Administrative Secretary, Graduate Program, AAS, Spring 2005
  • Member, Search Committee, Office Coordinator, AAS, Spring 2005
  • Coordinator, promotion drive for the M.A. in Pan African Studies, 2004
  • Member, Arts & Sciences Humanities Transnational Committee, 2004
  • Member, Prof. Grady Willis’ Tenure and Promotion Committee, AAS, 2004
  • Member, Prof. Kheli Willetts’ Third Year Review Committee, AAS, 2004
  • Member, History Search Committee, AAS, 2004
  • Member, Musicologist Search Committee, AAS, 2004
  • Member, DIPA Africa Committee, AAS, 2004
  • Member, Committee on Honors Program Structure, 2004
  • Member, Honors Program Governance Committee, 2004
  • Coordinator, Africa Initiative Eduardo Mondlane Symposium Series, 2003-2005
  • Faculty Advisor, Student African-American Society
  • Faculty Advisor, African Student Union, 2003-2005
  • Member, AAS Board, 2003-2004
  • Member, AAS Sociology Search Committee 2003-2004
  • Member, Chancellor’s Citations Committee, 2003-2004
  • Member, Honors Crown Scholars Selection Committee, Honors Program, 2003-2004
  • Member, AAS Governance Committee 2003-2004
  • Assessor/Evaluator, Appointment of Distinguished Professor, SUNY Binghamton, 2002
  • Chair, Art Historian Search Committee, AAS, 2001-2002
  • Advisor, ­Black Voice, 2001-2002
  • Member, Search Committee for the Folk Art Gallery Director, 2001-2002
  • Member, Department of Religion Search Committee, 2001-2002
  • Junior Faculty Academic Mentor, AAS, 2001-
  • Chair, Graduate Studies Committee, AAS, 2001-2005
  • Chair, Africa Initiative Committee, AAS, 2001-
  • Advisor, African American Studies Fellows, 2001 –
  • Future Professoriate AAS Graduate Students’ Advisor/Mentor, 2001-
  • Member, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Council, 2001-
  • Faculty, Interdisciplinary Program in Religion & Society, SU 2001-
  • Member of Evaluation Team, SAPES Trust, 2001
  • Member of Senate, Syracuse University, 2000-
  • Member, Senate Committee on Diversity, 2000-
  • Member, Watson Professor Committee, 2000-02
  • Co-Chair, AAS Chair Search Committee, 1999-2000
  • Chair, AAS Undergraduate Studies Committee, 1999-2000
  • Coordinator/Organizer, Visit to SU by Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, 1999
  • Member of Tenure Evaluation Experts for ASR&C, Cornell University, 1999
  • Member, Humanities Council, Faculty of Arts, 1997-1999
  • Presenter, Mini-lecture Freshmen Series, Faculty of Arts, 1997-98
  • Member of Tenure Evaluation Experts for Hamilton College, 1998
  • Presenter, Mini-lecture Freshmen Series, Faculty of Arts, 1997-98
  • Director, Syracuse University Summer Travelling Seminar to Southern Africa, 1996-1997
  • Co-Chair, Undergraduate Studies, AAS, Syracuse University, 1994-1995
  • Member, Graduate Committee, Department of African American Studies, Syracuse University, 1993 – 1996
  • Faculty Member, Honors Program, SU, 1993-
  • Member, Faculty of Arts & Sciences Sub-Committee on Curriculum Implementation 1993–4
  • Advisor, International Students Union, Syracuse University, 1993 – 94
  • Board Member, Women’s Studies Program, SU, 1993-
  • Member, Committee on Semester Abroad Programs, SU 1993 –
  • Member of the Senate, University of Zimbabwe
  • Coordinator, English D. Phil., M.Ed., Grad. C.E. Programmes, Dept. of Curriculum and Arts Education, University of Zimbabwe
  • Member, Special Commission appointed by the Vice-Chancellor to investigate a problem in the Department of Technical Education, University of Zimbabwe, 1990 – 1991
  • Chairperson, Special Committee to investigate whether the Grad. C.E. Programme should cease to be part-time and become full-time, 1989 – 1990
  • Head, English Language/Literature Unit, University of Zimbabwe, 1987-1992
  • Head, Creative Writing Project, Curriculum Development, Ministry of Education, Zimbabwe, 1984-1986
  • Advisor, BSU, St. Lawrence University, 1982 – 1984
  • Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Nairobi, 1980-1982
  • Member of Senate, University of Nairobi, 1980 – 1982
  • Chairperson, Higher Degrees Committee, Faculty of Arts, University of Nairobi, 1978 – 1980
  • Chairperson, Department of Literature, University of Nairobi (on and off), 1976 – 1978
  • External Examiner for Universities in Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Malawi, Lesotho, Nigeria, 1974-1991
  • Chief Examiner “A Level” Literature, Kenya, 1974-1982
  • Acting Head, Dept. of Literature, UON, 1973-1979 (During Chair’s Absence)
  • Headmistress, Kabare Girls’ High School, 1968-1969
  • Deputy Headmistress, Alliance Girls’ High School, 1967-1968

MAJOR AREAS OF RESEARCH & SCHOLARSHIP:

  • African Orature
  • Creative Writing and Literature
  • Drama, Theatre, Performance and Communication
  • Culture and Development Concerns
  • Pan African Studies: Arts, Cultures and Literatures
  • Women’s Issues and Concerns
  • Education

 

MAJOR TEACHING FIELDS:

  • African American Studies
  • African Orature
  • African American Drama
  • Caribbean Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Pan-African Studies: Arts, Cultures and Literatures
  • Drama and Theatre

 

SELECTED AWARDS, HONORS, RECOGNITION:

·         Standby Keynote Speaker, Syracuse University Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, January 2015

·         Standby Keynote Speaker, Syracuse University Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, January 2014

·         Keynote Speaker, ASA Women’s Caucus Luncheon, ASA Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Nov. 20-23, 2014

·         Standby Keynote Speaker & Chancellor’s Guest, Syracuse University Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, 2013

·         Recipient, Flora Nwapa Award for contribution to Literature and Writing, African Writers’ Association, 2013

·         Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Distinguished Scholar, Inaugurated at University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 2012

·         Standby Keynote Speaker & Chancellor’s Guest, Syracuse University Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, 2012

·         Keynote Speaker, Association for the Study of the Worldwide Diaspora (ASWAD) annual conference, University of Pittsburgh, November 2011

·         The College of Arts and Sciences Award for Excellence in Master Level Teaching, May 2011

·         Keynote Speaker, College of Arts & Sciences Graduate Convocation, May 2011

·         Standby Keynote Speaker & Chancellor’s Guest, Syracuse University Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, 2011

·         Naana Banyiwa Horne, “Micere Githae Mugo, 1942-,” The Writers Directory – Dictionary of Lit. Biography. Columbia, SC: Bruccoli Clark Layman, Inc. Volume 36. Submitted for publication, 2010

·         Book Dedication for “making the power of ideas visible, and a life of ideas imaginable,” in World Orders, Development and Transformation by Dr. Eunice N. Sahle, 2010

·         Lily Mabura, “Micere Githae Mugo, 1942-,” Dictionary of African Biography, London: Oxford University Press. Submitted for publication, 2010

·         “A Celebration of the life of Micere Githae Mugo,” Black History Month. Organized by Africa Initiative, PACCNY and the Community, Beauchamp Library, February 2010

·         United Women of Africa Organization, Award for Visionary Leadership, October 2009

·         Recognition, Who’s Who in Humanities Higher Education, AcademicKeys, 2008

·         Keynote Speaker, Chancellor’s Convocation for New Students, August 2008

·         Nia Award, Juneteenth Recognition for Community Leaders, June 12, 2008

·         Girl Scouts Women of Distinction Award, Lafayette Country Club, April 29, 2008

·         Special Recognition in “Are Kenyan Universities in Danger of Being Tribalized?” By Ali A. Mazrui, February, 2008

·         Francis M. Parks Woman of the Year Award 2007, African American Male Congress

·         Distinguished Scholar Award, New York African Studies Association, April 14, 2007

·         Newspaper Article “Why Micere Inspires Scholars,” by Evan Mwangi in Sunday Nation, September 30, 2007

  • A. Thesis on my work by Godfrey Makutwa Omutiti, University of Nairobi
  • A. Thesis by Beth Mutuku, “Women Managers and Mentoring in Kenyan Public Universities:1970s-2002,” (Focuses on four women, me included) University of Nairobi
  • A. Thesis on my work, South Africa
  • News Article,“Micere Githae Mugo, Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence at Syracuse University,” The Post Standard, Syracuse, NY, February 6, 2005
  • 25 Women in Leadership Award, 5 On Your Side, WTVH-TV, Syracuse, November 29, 2004
  • Life Time Community Service Award, People’s Choice Awards Day, Above and Beyond Community Recognition Awards Inc., October 23, 2004
  • Human Rights Award, Onondaga County Human Rights Commission, October 12, 2004
  • Awarded Meredith Professorship For Teaching Excellence, Spring 2004
  • Personal Guest (Gold Rope 20) to Accompany President Mwai Kibaki during a State Visit to the USA, Washington, DC, October 5-7, 2003
  • L.P.H.A. Award for Leadership, Professionalism, Humanitarianism and Academic Achievement, Alpha Phi Alpha & Alpha Kappa Alpha, April 28, 2003
  • President’s Certificate of Recognition, Claflin College, SC, March 13, 2003
  • The Top 100: They Influenced Kenya Most,” Writers. The East African Standard’s Century 1902-2002
  • Sojourner Truth Award for Black Woman Professor of the Year, National Association of Negro Business & Professional Women’s Clubs, 2002
  • AAS Fellows’ Recognition/Award for Teaching and Advising, AAS Graduation Ceremony, Spring 2002
  • Member, Advisory Scientific Panel, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), 2001-
  • Group Leader, “Education and Respect for Diversity,” External Advisory Committee to the President, World Bank, 2001
  • Senior Visiting Research Fellowship, Southern African Institute for Development Studies, SAPES, Zimbabwe, June-December, 2000
  • Chairperson, Search Committee for the Post of Executive Secretary, CODESRIA, Dakar, Senegal, August-November, 2000
  • Member, Board of Directors, Women’s World Organisation, USA based – international, 1999-
  • Chairperson, Board of Directors, Southern African Regional Institute for Policy Studies, SAPES Trust, Harare, Zimbabwe, 1998-2001
  • Foreign Policy Committee Member, National Summit on Africa, Washington D.C., 1996-1998
  • Member of Board of Trustees, King Maternity Home, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, 1996-
  • Consultant for Blackside, re: film, “Hopes on the Horizon: the Rise of New Africa,” 1996-1998
  • Selection for inclusion in the Oxford Companion of African Literature, London, UK, September 1996
  • Rockefeller Consultant adjudicating the Rockefeller Foundation Fellowships in the Humanities (Awards to U.S. Universities worth $250,000), April 1996
  • Named “Outstanding Women’s Educator” by members of Eta Pi Upsilon, Syracuse University, April 1996
  • Presented with the “Finer Woman Award” by members of Zeta Phi Beta, Inc., Pi Iota Chapter, Syracuse University, March 1996
  • Presented with the “Teacher of the Year Award” by the NACCP, Syracuse University Branch, March 1996
  • Invited to Guest Edit a special Third World In Perspective Issue on the Beijing Women’s Conference, November 1996
  • Named “Kenyan Literary Heroine”, for contribution as a writer and educator, The Sunday Nation – leading Kenyan newspaper, September 1995
  • Presented with Award for “Outstanding Classroom and Advising Service” by Students’ African-American Society (SAS), Syracuse University, May 1995
  • Rockefeller Foundation Consultancy, 1994
  • World Bank/Academy for Education Foundations Consultancy, 1994
  • Image Award for Educator of the Year, NAACP, SU Branch, 1994
  • Award for Supportive Community Work, NAACP, Elmira Branch, 1994
  • The Syracuse University African American Student Association, Malcolm X Memorial Award For Excellence in Academic and Community Service, 1994
  • Profiled as a writer in, Postcolonial African Writers: A Bio-Bibliography Sourcebook, Ed. Emmanuel S. Nelson, Greenwood Press, 1994
  • SELECTED AWARDS, HONORS, RECOGNITION (Continued):

·         Convocation Speaker, College of Arts and Sciences, Syracuse University, May 10, 2003

·         College Dean’s Certificate of Recognition, Claflin College, SC, March 13, 2003

 

  • Nomination for inclusion in the The International Who’s Who of Intellectuals, International Biographical Center, Cambridge, U.K., 1993
  • Nomination for inclusion in Dictionary of International Biography, Biographical Record of Contemporary Achievement, FBC, Cambridge, U.K., 1993
  • Rockefeller Foundation Award for Writing and Publication, 1992
  • Ford Foundation Award for Research on “African Orature and Human Rights”, 1987-1990
  • The Marcus Garvey Award from the Canadian Branch of U.N.I.A., 1985
  • Volunteer of the Year Award, from the inmates and staff of Ogdensburg Correctional Facility, New York, 1983
  • UJAMAA Award, Black Students’ Union, St Lawrence University, Canton, New York: African Books Ltd., 1983
  • Featured in Africa Who’s Who, London: African Books Ltd., 1981
  • Featured in Who is Who Among Kenyan Women by Muthoni Likimani, Nairobi, Kenya, 1980
  • USAID Award to Research: “Changing Cultural patterns Among African Americans”, 1979
  • Invited for Publication 1978, 79, 80, 81, 83 in: Who is Who Among Writers, Who is Who Among Women, Who is Who Among Intellectuals by the International Biographical Center, England.
  • Guinness Award for the best artist in the production of The Trial of Dedan Kimathi, World Black Festival of Arts & Culture, Lagos, Nigeria, 1977
  • The Sir Charles G.D. Roberts Award for Creative Writing, University of New Brunswick, Canada, 1972
  • Commonwealth Scholarship Award for Graduate Studies, 1969-1973
  • Awarded Special Achievement Record Prize as student-teacher, P.G.D.E. Program, Nairobi University, (Record filed with the Ministry of Education Archives), 1967
  • Literature Prize, Limuru Girls’ School Bible Knowledge Prize, Limuru Girls’ School, 1965
  • Literature Prize, Limuru Girls’ School Bible Knowledge Prize, Limuru Girls’ School Deportment Belt, Limuru Girls’ School, 1961
  • English, Literature, Bible Knowledge Prizes, A.G.H.S. Head Girl’s Prize; Best Character Prize, A.G.H.S., 1960
  • English, Literature, Bible Knowledge Prizes, A.G.H.S., 1956
  • Runner-up Athletics Champion, & Drama Prize, A.G.H.S., 1958
  • Class Prize, Drama Prize, & Junior Athletics Champion, A.G.H.S., 1957

 

PUBLICATIONS:

 

Books, Journals, Monographs, DVDs & Television Coverage

 

Micere Githae Mugo, “Celebrating Achebe’s Utu and Creative Genius in Oracy, Orature and Literature,” in Chinua Achebe: Tributes and Reflections, Eds. Nana Ayebia Clarke & James Currey; Oxfordshire: Ayebia Publishers, 2014

 

Micere Githae Mugo, Art, Artists and the Flowering of Pan-Africana Liberated Zones, Monograph. Mkuki wa Nyota Publishers: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 2013.

 

Micere Githae Mugo, “Interview with Ama Ata Aidoo” (Celebrated Ghanaian/International Writer) in Essays in Honour of Ama Ata Aidoo at 70, Ed. A. Adams, Bunbury, U.K.: Ayebia Clarke Publishing Ltd., 2012.

 

Micere Githae Mugo, DVD by Citizen Television Channel on “The Story of Our Journey,” Public Lecture, University of Nairobi (Multipurpose Hall), Kenya, April 22, 2012.

 

Micere Githae Mugo, DVD, Book Launch of Writing and Speaking from the Heart of My Mind by Kenya’s Attorney General, Professor Githu Muigai with Hon. Martha Karua, Member of Parliament for Gichugu, as Discussant, University of Nairobi, April 22, 2012.

 

Micere Githae Mugo, DVD by Citizen Television Channel on “Art, Artists and the Flowering of Pan Africana Liberated Zones,” Public Lecture at the installation as Distinguished Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Lecturer for 2012, Nyerere Hall, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 12, 2012.

 

Micere Githae Mugo, Selected television Coverage and Interviews:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayQwspeoLQY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUmZvY2Wzpw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhCLTjk2STw

www.youtube.com/k24tv

 

Micere Githae Mugo, Speaking from the Heart of my Mind: Selected Essays and Speeches. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2011.

 

Micere Githae Mugo, Editor, Pan African Studies Newsletter 2007-2008, Advancing Interventionist Visions of Scholarship in Action, Department of African American Studies at Syracuse University, 2008.

 

Micere Githae Mugo, Gikuyu, Shona and Ndebele Ethics/Aesthetics, monograph, Harare: SAPES, 2004.

 

Micere Githae Mugo, Muthoni wa Kirima–Mau Mau Woman Field Marshal: Interrogating Silencing, Erasure and Manipulation of Female Combatants’ Texts, monograph, Harare: SAPES, 2004.

 

Micere Githae Mugo, Field Marshal Muthoni wa Kirima, Nairobi: East Africa Educational Publishers, Forthcoming.

 

Micere Githae Mugo & Wanjiku Mukabi Kabira (Eds.), Herstory, Nairobi: East Africa Educational Publishers, Forthcoming.

 

Blurb, The Children of Africa Confront AIDS, Eds. A. Singhal and W.S. Howard, Ohio University Press, 2003.

 

Micere Githae Mugo, This is Your Critical Moment, Connections, College of Arts and Sciences, Syracuse University, 2003.

 

Micere Githae Mugo (Ed.), “Third World” Women Revisit Beijing, Special issue of Third World in Perspective, Chicago: Third World Conference Foundation, 2001.

 

Micere Githae Mugo, My Mother’s Poem and other Songs, Nairobi: East Africa Educational Publishers, 1994.

 

Githae Mugo, Orature and Human Rights, Roma: Institute of S.A. Dev. Studies, NUL, Lesotho, 1990

 

_________________, Zamani and Sifiso, Harare: Government Press, 1988. (Zimbabwe School Readers’ Series, Curriculum Development Unit, Ministry of Education).

Githae Mugo & Chinodya (Eds.) Chimurenga Book I, Harare: Government Press, 1988. (Zimbabwe School Readers’ Series, Curriculum Development Unit, Ministry of Education).

________________, Chimurenga Book II, Harare: Government Press, 1988. (Zimbabwe School Readers’ Series, Curriculum Development Unit, Ministry of Education).

 

________________, Young Voices, Harare: Government Press, 1988. (Zimbabwe School Readers’ Series, Curriculum Development Unit, Ministry of Education).

 

________________, By the Fireside, Harare: Government Press, 1988. (Zimbabwe School Readers’ Series, Curriculum Development Unit, Ministry of Education).

 

________________, Imicabango, Harare: Government Press, 1988. (Zimbabwe School Readers’ Series, Curriculum Development Unit, Ministry of Education).

 

________________, Nhetembo, Harare: Government Press, 1988. (Zimbabwe School Readers’ Series, Curriculum Development Unit, Ministry of Education).

 

________________, Sadza Rangu Riri Kupi?, Harare: Government Press, 1988 (Zimbabwe School Readers’ Series, Curriculum Development Unit, Ministry of Education).

 

Githae Mugo, Visions of Africa, Nairobi: East Africa Lit. Bureau, 1978

 

With Ngugi wa Thiong’o, The Trial of Dedan Kimathi, London: Heinemann, 1977

 

Githae Mugo, The Long Illness of Ex-Chief Kiti and Other Works, Nairobi: EALB, 1976

 

Githae Mugo, Daughter of My People Sing! Nairobi: EALB, 1976

 

Selected Book Chapters, Papers and Poems:

 

 

Blurb, Birthing Masculinity: Dialogues of Peace and Social Justice, Ed. L. Mhando, Trenton, NJ: AWP, 2011.

 

Micere Githae Mugo, “The Role of Women in Africa’s Liberation Struggles,” (translated into German), in Africavenir: 50 Jahre Afrikanische Unabhangigkeiten – Eine (selbst) Kritische Bilanz, Berlin: Africavenir, 2010

 

Micere Githae Mugo, “Mother Africa’s Matriots,” from My Mother’s Poem and Other Songs, (translated into German), published in Africavenir: 50 Jahre Afrikanische Unabhangigkeiten – Eine (selbst-) Kritische Bilanz, Berlin: Africavenir, 2010

 

Micere Githae Mugo, “We will Rise and Build a Nation,” from My Mother’s Poem and Other Songs in Africavenir: 50 Jahre Afrikanische Unabhangigkeiten – Eine (selbst-) Kritische Bilanz, Berlin: Africavenir, 2010

Micere Githae Mugo, Forward to Nest of Stones, poetry collection by Wanjohi wa Makokha. Mankon, Bamenda, Cameroon: Langaa Research and Publishing, CIG, 2010

 

Micere Githae Mugo, “The Role of African Intellectuals: Reflections of a Female Scholar, University of Nairobi, 1973-82,” Chapter in Academic Repression: The Assault on Free Speech in the Post 9/11 World, AK Press, January 2010

 

Micere Githae Mugo, “In Praise of Afrika’s Children,” Poem in Feminism and War: Confronting U.S. Imperialism, Zed Press, London, 2008

 

Micere Githae Mugo, “The War on Iraq,” Poem in Feminism and War: Confronting U.S. Imperialism, Zed Press, London, 2008

 

Micere Githae Mugo, “Prosaic Poem,” Poem in Feminism and War: Confronting U.S. Imperialism, Zed Press, London, 2008

 

Micere Githae Mugo, “Remarks on Shared Readings,” Chancellor’s Convocation for New Students, published at www.provost.syr.edu, August 2008

 

Micere Githae Mugo, essay for “My Compass: Prominent Central New Yorkers tell us where they learned their values,” The Good Life Central New York Magazine, July/August, 2008

 

Interview by Maureen Sieh on Kenyan Elections, Syracuse Post- Standard, January 13, 2008

 

Radio Interview by Andrea Williams on Kenyan Elections, Irie FM, Jamaica, International Broadcast, Feb. 2008

 

Blurb for Kalu Anthonia’s Rienner Anthology of African Literature, to be published January 2007.

 

Re-issue of Micere Githae Mugo, The Trial of Dedan Kimathi to be reprinted in Twentieth Century Drama, 2006.

CD of Radio Interview with Mary Stanley, “Women’s Voices Radio,” WAER Syracuse, October 26, 2006.

 

Television Interview with George Kilpatrick, “Hour CNY,” WCNY, Syracuse, June, 2006.

 

Blurb for Mukoma wa Ngugi, Hurling Words at Consciousness Before Dawn, Africa World Press, 2006.

                                                                                                                                                                               

“Transcending Colonial and Neo-Colonial Pathological Hangovers to Unleash Creativity,” Culture, Entertainment and Health Promotion in Africa, Edited by Kimani Njogu, Nairobi: Twaweza Communications Ltd., 2005.

 

The Dark Webs: Perspectives on Colonialism in Africa, Ed. by Toyin Falola, Austin: University of Texas, 2005.

 

Blurb for Filomina Steady, Women and Collective Action in Africa, Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

 

Television Interview, “Hour CNY,” WCNY, Syracuse, August 8, 2005

 

Blurb, Kimani Njogu’s book, Kiswahili Poetry as Discourse , Jomo Kenyatta Foundation Publishers, 2004

 

“Burying the Kasuku Syndrome: Constructing Inventive Sites of Knowledge,” Innovations in African Higher Education, Ford Foundation’s African Higher Education Initiative, 2004.

 

Excerpt from “Where are those Songs” reprinted in Boehm, Richard. The World and Its People: Full Survey, Glencoe/McGraw Hill, 2004.

 

Blurb for The Children of Africa Confront AIDS, Edited by A. Singhal and W.S. Howard, Athens: Ohio University Press, 2003.

 

“This is Your Critical Moment,” Connections, College of Arts and Sciences, Syracuse University, Fall 2003.

 

“The African Woman’s Herstory,” Videotape, Media Services Television, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, May 1, 2003.

 

“African Women, Creativity and Insurgent, Gendered Discourses,” Videotape, Vassar College Media Services, April 10, 2003.

 

“Tales of Woe from Kenyans Who Sought Refuge Overseas,” Interview by Dennis Onyango, Sunday Nation Newspaper, January 19, 2003.

 

                “Where Are Those Songs?” Anthologized in Columbia Grangers World Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2002

 

“Where Are Those Songs?” Anthologized in Girls Who Grew Up Great: A Book of Encouragement for Girls, Boulder, Colorado: SPS Studios, Inc., 2002

 

“I Want You to Know,” Anthology of African Poetry, Edited by Veronique Tadjo and Peter Ripken, Frankfurt: LITPROM, 2002

 

“Re-envisioning Pan-Africanism: What is the Role of Gender, Youth and the Masses?” Chapter in Pan Africanism and Integration in Africa, Harare: SAPES Books, 2002

 

“African Women: Exploding Silences, Talking Back and Claiming Agency,” CD-ROM and Audio Tape, Chautauqua Institution, 2002

 

Re-issue (in hard copy and CD-ROM), of “Where Are Those Songs?” Glencoe Literature: The Reader’s Choice, Course 4. California: Glencoe McGraw-Hill, 2002.

 

                Re-issue of Githae Mugo, “Where Are Those Songs?” Glencoe Literature: The Reader’s Choice, Course 4. California: Glencoe McGraw-Hill, 2001.

                                                                            

Githae Mugo, 6 Articles, Weekly Opinion Guest Columnist, The Zimbabwe Mirror Newspaper, Jan.-Mar., 2001.

 

Githae Mugo, “Journey From Nairobi to Beijing,” Interview with Achola Pala, “Third World” Women Revisit Beijing. Chicago: TWCF Press, 2001.

 

Githae Mugo, “Are the Majority of Women Situated Like Frogs in a Well in Spite of Beijing?” Interview with Vasantha Surya, “Third World” Women Revisit Beijing. Chicago: Third World Conference Foundation Press, 2001.

 

Githae Mugo, 26 Articles, Weekly Opinion Guest Columnist, The Zimbabwe Mirror Newspaper, Jun.-Dec., 2000.

 

Micere Githae Mugo, “Where Are those Songs?,” Glencoe Literature: The Reader’s Choice, Course 4. California: Glencoe McGraw-Hill, 2000.

 

Micere Githae Mugo, “Women and Empowerment in Southern Africa,” SADC Regional Human Development Report 2000. Harare: SAPES Books/UNDP, 2000.

 

Micere Githae Mugo, Blurb/Endorsement/Review of J. Kunnie, Is Apartheid Really Dead? Boulder: Westview Press, 2000.

 

Micere Githae Mugo, Blurb/Endorsement/Review of J.E. Nyang’oro (Ed.), Civil Society and Development in Africa, Harare: MWENGO Publishers, 2000.

 

Micere Githae Mugo, “Popular paradigms and Conceptions: Orature-based Community Theatre,” chapter in Out of One, Many Africas: Reconstructing the Study and Meaning of Africa, Ed.W.G. Martin and Michael O. West, Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 1999.

 

Micere Githae Mugo, “African Culture in Education for Sustainable Development,” chapter in African Renaissance, Ed. M. W. Makgoba, Mafube Publishing Ltd.; Export House; Tafelberg Ltd.; 1999

 

Micere Githae Mugo, “Meeting Point Between Basic, Subsidiary and People’s Rights: Lessons from African Orature,” Syracuse Journal of International Law, Volume 26, Spring 1999.

 

Githae Mugo, “Elitist Anti-Circumcision Discourse as Mutilating and Anti-Feminist” Case Western Reserve Law Review, Volume 47, No. 2, 1997.

 

Githae Mugo, “The Role of African Intellectuals: Reflections of a Female Scholar, University of Nairobi, 1973-82” Ibbo Mandaza, Ed, The Role of African Intellectuals,

Harare: SAPES, forthcoming.

 

Githae Mugo, “The Woman Artist in Africa Today: A Critical Commentary,” L.O. Podis & Y. Saaka, Eds., Challenging Hierarchies: Issues and Themes in Post- Colonial African Literature, New York: Peter Lang, 1998

 

Githae Mugo, “The South End of a North-South Writers’ Dialogue: Two letters from a Post-Colonial Feminist Exmatriate,” L.O. Podis & Y. Saaka, Eds., Challenging Hierarchies: Issues and Themes in Post-Colonial African Literature, (New York: Peter Lang), 1998.

 

Githae Mugo, “Gender, Ethnicity, Class and Culture,” Culture and Conflict: the Role of Culture in the Prevention and Resolution of Conflict in Africa, A. Datta et al, Eds.

(Gaborone: National Institute of Development Research and Documentation Press, 1997)

 

Githae Mugo, “Exile and Creativity: A Prolonged Writer’s Block,” K.Anyidoho, Ed., The Word Behind Bars – the Paradox of Exile (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1997)

 

Githae Mugo, “Mother Afrika’s Matriots,” African Journal of Political Science New Series,   Vol. 1, No. 1, June 1996.

Githae Mugo, “Women as Leading Artists in the Literature Tradition,” Awareness – A Journal of the Association of Women for Action and Research, Vol. 3, Issue 2, (Singapore, July 1996)

 

Githae Mugo, “Response to Philip D. Curtin on ‘Ghettoizing African History’,”

ACAS Bulletin, No. 46, Winter 1996

 

Githae Mugo, “Advocacy For Empowering the Masses – Translating Rhetoric into Action,” Mia Melin, Ed., Democracy in Africa – On Whose Terms? (Uppsala: Scandbook, Falun, 1995).

 

Githae Mugo, “Look How Rich We are Together,” I Want You To Know,” “Wife of the Husband,” “Where are Those Songs?,” “Daughter of My People, Sing!” in Frank and Stella Chipasula, Eds., The Heinemann Book of Women’s Poetry (London : Heinemann, 1995).

 

 

Selected Book Chapters, Papers and Poems (Continued):

 

 

Githae Mugo, “The Woman Artist in Africa Today: A Critical Commentary,” Africa Development, Vol. XIX, No. 1 (Dakar: CODESRIA, 1994).

 

Githae Mugo, “Culture in Africa and Imperialism,” Third World in Perspective – An Interdisciplinary Journal, Volume 1, No.2 (Chicago: TWCF, 1994).

 

Githae Mugo, “Mother Africa’s Matriots,” SU: Pan African Studies Newsletter, 1994.

 

Githae Mugo, Dialogue with Birgitta Boucht, Writer from Finland, North-South Dialogue, Helsinki: Kaantopiiri Oy Press, Finland, 1994.

 

Introduction, Songs from the Temple by Ngara, Harare: Mambo Press, 1992.

 

Githae Mugo, “Where are Those Songs?” Daughters of Africa, Margaret Busby (Ed), New York: Pantheon Books, 1992.

 

Githae Mugo, “Culture and Imperialism in Africa,” Third World Perspective, Chicago: Third World Conference Foundation, 1992.

 

______________, “Daughter of my People, Sing!”, Is That the New Moon?, Wendy Cope (Ed) London: Lion Teen Tracks, 1989.

 

______________, “ I Took My Son by the Hand,” Growing Up With Poetry, David Rubadiri (Ed), (London: Heinemann, 1989).

 

_________________, “Women and Books in Africa: A Question of Survival,”

IFDA DOSSIER, 73, 1989.

 

_______________ibid., ECHO, Dakar, 1989 (?)

 

ibid., in Journal of the Humanities, Zomba: Chancellor College Press, Malawi, 1987.

 

______________, “We Salute You!” Address and Orations on the Occasion of the Installation of the Chancellor, Harare: University of Zimbabwe Press, 1986.

 

Githae Mugo, “Written Literature and the Black Image,” in The Teaching of Literature in Kenyan Schools, edited by K. Akivaga & E. Gachukia, Nairobi: E.A.L.B., 1979.

 

______________, “Communication as a part of the Search Motif in Edward Brathwaite’s Masks,” ibid., 1979.

 

______________, “Salvation and Messiahship in the Drama of Wole Soyinka, ibid” 1979.

 

______________, “The Relationship Between African and Afro-American Literature in Content and Aesthetic Conception,” Proceedings of the African Diaspora from a Changing Global Perspective Conference, held in Washington, D.C., Washington D.C.: Howard Univ. Press, 1979.

 

With K. Gecau, “The Status of Diaspora in the Dept. of Literature, Univ. of Nairobi,” ibid, 1979.

 

Githae Mugo, “I Took My Son By the Hand, “An Introduction to East African Poetry, Kariara & Kitonga (Eds.) Nairobi: OUP, 1978.

______________, “The Image of Africa in U.S. Literature,” Proceedings of the African Regional Conference in American Studies, Washington D.C.: Howard University Press, 1976.

 

______________, “Colonial Literature,” The Kenyan Literary Experience, F. Pala & C. Wanjala (Eds.), Nairobi: E.A.L.B., year (?).

 

______________, “Battle of the Mind,” UFAHAMU, California: UCLA Press, 1983.

 

______________, “Hunger in Africa,” UJAMAA, Canton: SLU Press, 1983.

 

With Bakari, “Conversation with African Writers and Critics,” New African , 1978.

 

Githae Mugo, “Slavery and Charity,” African Perspectives, Vol. 1, 1977.

 

______________, “Three Swahili Plays,” African Literature Today, No. 10, E. Jones (Ed) London: Heinemann, 1974.

 

______________, “Language and Revolution in Afro-American Literature,” Kenya Language Association Journal , 1974.

 

Githae Mugo, ibid. paper revised, JOLISO, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1974.

 

______________, “Self-Help Campaign,” BUSARA, No.?, 1974.

 

______________, “The Wife’s Husband,” OKIKE, No. 4, 1973.

 

______________, “Somali Literature,” Journal of Canadian Fiction, Vol. 1,

No.2, 1973.

 

______________, “Eating Chiefs,” JONALA, No. 10, 1971.

 

 

SELECTED INVITED PAPERS/LECTURES:

 

Keynote Address, “Where did the Black Liberation Project go Wrong? A Moment of Self-Search,” ASWAD Annual International Conference, University of Pittsburgh, November 2-5, 2011.

 

Keynote Address, “Information and Communication Technologies: Walls and Bridges for African Women in the 21st Century,” NYASA Annual Conference, SUNY Oneonta, March 25-26, 2011.

 

Public Lecture: “Reflections on a 40-year Writing Career that spans three literary generations,” University of Nairobi, Kenya, Kwani International Literature Festival, December 14, 2010

 

Round Table Conversation featuring Marjorie McGoye (famous Kenyan woman writer) and me on the topic: “Tell us what happened – generations of literature,” Kwani International Literature Festival Opening, Kifaru Gardens, Nairobi, Kenya, December 12, 2010

 

Special Guest and resource writer, Kwani International Literature Festival, Nairobi, Kenya, December 12-17, 2010

Panelist, “The Impact of the Congolese Crisis on the People – Rape as a weapon of war targeted at Women, including Children and the Elderly,” Chinua Achebe Conference, Brown University, December 2-5, 2010

 

Presenter on “African Spirituality: the tissue-thin line Between the Religious and the Secular,” Tolley Professor Humanities Dinner Forum, Goldstein Faculty Center, November 10, 2010

 

Panelist, Discussion on Academic Repression: Reflections from the Academic Industrial Complex, Conversations in Conflict Studies Series, Program for Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration, Maxwell, September 30, 2010

Guest Speaker, “Affirming Indigenous African Sites of Knowledge: Possible Theoretical and Methodological Paradigms,” Africa Initiative Fall Reception, September 9, 2010

 

SELECTED INVITED PAPERS/LECTURES (Continued):

 

 

Keynote Speaker, “African Understanding and Experience,” Baobab Blast: Vacational Bible School, Trinity United Methodist Church, Liverpool, August 8, 2010

 

Panelist on “Genocide and Sexual Awareness,” Genocide Awareness Week, April 14, 2010, Life Sciences Auditorium, Syracuse University

 

Participation in the events of Black History Month, Beauchamp Library, Syracuse, February 2010

 

Keynote Speaker, “The Plight of Children in Kenya and Africa,” International Food and Health Organization, Philadelphia, December 6, 2008

 

Chair and Resource Person, Action Plan Drafting Committee, The 6th African Development Forum hosted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, African Development Bank, and African Union, at United Nations Conference Center, Addis Ababa, November 19-21, 2008

 

Public Dialogue and Poetry Reading: African Culture and Liberation with Micere Githae Mugo and Thomas Mapfumo, Syracuse University Africa Initiative, October 21, 2008

 

Featured Speaker, “Remarks on Shared Readings,” Chancellor’s Convocation for New Students, Syracuse University Dome, August 2008

 

Speaker, “The Need for Unity in Africa,” Congolese Flag Raising Ceremony at Syracuse City Hall, August 16, 2008

 

Introductory Remarks and Libation, Black Convocation, Syracuse University May 10, 2008

 

Panellist, “The Applicability of Africana Orature Ethics and Aesthetics to Health and Environmental Justice,” Ford Foundation AAS Annual Symposium on Black Women’s Health and Environmental Justice, Syracuse University, April 25-26, 2008

 

Speaker, “The Symbolism of Martin Luther King, Jr.,” “MLK and the Vision of World Peace and Social Justice,” Syracuse University Africa Initiative, April 4, 2008

 

Invited to give Keynote Address, 2nd Annual Biennial African American and African Studies Conference, March 27, 2008

 

Public Lecture “Poetry and the Spoken Word as tools for Cultural Activism,” The Coalition of Pan-African Scholars’ Africa Week 2008, Cornell University, March 3,2008

 

Opening Remarks, Panellist, “Interrupted Life,” Community Folk Art Center, March 1, 2008

 

Keynote Speaker, “The Role of the Expressive Arts in Dialogue and Diversity”, Diversity Institute 2008: Social Justice through Artistic Expression, Syracuse University, February 29, 2008

 

Invited Speaker, “Memory, Identity and the African Diaspora,” Art Across Borders Project: “Arts, History and Memory: The Global Black Experience,” Onondaga Community College, February 25, 2008

 

Moderator, “Turning Hope into Reality,” Panel Discussion on Education: “Critical Pedagogy/Empowering Education,” Black History Month Series, Beauchamp Library, Syracuse, Feb 16, 2008

 

Speaker, “Pan Africanism: Marching into the Future,” Black History Month Series, Beauchamp Library, Syracuse, Feb 2, 2008

 

Keynote Address, “Learning From Historical Mistakes: An Overview on Kenya,” Syracuse University Africa Initiative Program: “Kenyan Politics: The 2007 Election and Its Aftermath,” Maxwell Auditorium, February 8, 2008

SELECTED INVITED PAPERS/LECTURES (Continued):

 

Participant, Imaging America Conference, 2007

 

Chair’s Introductory Remarks and Libation, Kwanzaa Celebration, Department of African American Studies, December 6, 2007

 

Participant, Graduate Studies Retreat and Workshop, AAS, November 30, 2007

 

Guest Writer, Speaker, “Conversations in Africana Writing: Black Women Writers Speak,” with Sonia Sanchez and Elizabeth Nunez, Africana Studies Department, Brown University, November 15, 2007

 

Table Discussion Facilitator, Meredith Professorship for Teaching Excellence Dinner Symposium for invited SU faculty, Faculty Center, November 8, 2007

 

Keynote Speaker, “Practical Peace Building and Environmental Justice: Latest Academic Pontifications or Sites of Struggle?” CNY Peace Studies Consortium, SUNY Cortland, November 11, 2007

 

Closing Remarks, Festival of Cultural Diversity for Today’s Youth, benefit for Westcott Community Center youth programming, Drumlin’s Country Club, October 26, 2007

 

Keynote Speaker, “The Historical Struggles that Bind People of African Origin: Confronting Amnesia,” Hamilton College, October 18, 2007

 

Guest Speaker, “The Africana Diaspora: Historical Struggles and Connections,” Annual African Diaspora Lecture, Sonia Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, October 5, 2007

 

Facilitator, Workshop on Graduate Studies Curriculum: Faculty, Department of African and Afro-American Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, October 5, 2007

 

Introductory and Closing Remarks, Public Lecture by Dr. Carol Boyce Davies, The Ford Foundation Grant Series, September 27, 2007

 

Chair’s Remarks, Community Folk Art Centre’s 35th Anniversary Celebration, Loin House, New York City, September 25, 2007

 

Organizer, Pan African Unity and Reconciliation Day, PACCNY, Paul Robeson Performing Arts Center, September 22, 2007

 

Participant, Feminism and War Conference, Syracuse University, September 21, 2007

 

Guest Lecturer, “Orature in African Traditional Religion,” AAS 241-African Traditional Religions, September 19, 2007

 

Organizer and Chair, African American Studies Orientation Day, August 22, 2007

 

Chair’s Remarks, Community Folk Art Center Photo Exhibition Opening, Ford Foundation Project, July 28, 2007

 

Table Discussion Facilitator, Meredith Professorship for Teaching Excellence Dinner Symposium for invited SU faculty, May 3, 2007

 

Chair’s Remarks, Libation, Graduation Celebration and Awards Ceremony, Department of African American Studies, May 2, 2007

 

Keynote Speaker, “The Legacy of Diaspora and Implications for Education,” Santa Clara University, April 24, 2007

 

Keynote Speaker, “The Ties that Bind People of African Origin,” Hamilton College, April 17, 2007

SELECTED INVITED PAPERS/LECTURES (Continued):

 

 

Keynote Speaker, New York African Studies Association, SUNY Plattsburgh, April 14, 2007

 

Remarks on AAS, “Our Time Has Come” Scholarship Campaign, Sheraton Hotel, April 12, 2007

 

Keynote Speaker, “Poverty and Inequitable Distribution of Resources as Potential War Zones in Africa and the         World,” Women Transcending Boundaries, Syracuse, NY, March 17, 2007

 

Guest Lecturer, Lecture on Sundiata – The Epic of Old Mali, Team-Teaching with ETS Professor Harvey Terres, February 5, 2007

 

Guest Speaker, Black History Month Lecture, Beauchamp Library, February 3, 2007

 

Panellist, on “The Media and Racist Depictions of Africa,” Maxwell Africa Caucus, December 6, 2006

 

Keynote Speaker, “The Urgency of Activism in Tackling HIV/AIDS in Kenya,” International Food and Health Organization, Philadelphia, December 2, 2006

 

Public Lecture to SU Alumni, “Department of African American Studies at SU”, Lubin House, New York City, November 2, 2006

 

Participant, Tolley Professor Dinner Forum on “The Humanities and Human Rights – Bridging Disciplines,” October 25, 2006

 

Dramatic Poetry Reading, “Poetry Heals, War Kills,” at Plenary Session at the Feminism and War Conference, Syracuse University, October 21, 2006

 

Moderator, Panel on “Racism, Violence and Masculinity,” at the Feminism and War Conference, Syracuse University, October 21, 2006

 

Panellist, International Symposium “Small World/Big Divides, Building Bridges in an Age of Extremes,” Syracuse University, October 18, 2006

 

Introductory Remarks, Lecture by Wangari Maathai, Syracuse Symposium and University Lecture Series, October 17, 2006

 

Speaker and Reception Committee Member, PACCNY Dinner for North African Visitors, September 20, 2006

 

Chair’s Address, Pan African Unity & Reconciliation Day, Community Folk Art Center, September 16, 2006

 

Guest Lecturer, “Diversity in a Global Society,” SummerStart Learning Community Students, July 25, 2006

 

Participant, Seminar in “African Centered Curriculum – Enhancing Students Success,” Dunbar Center, July 20, 2006

 

Invocation/Libation, Third Annual Itanwa Orinwa Convocation, Hendricks Chapel, May 13, 2006

 

Participant, SU Chairs Leadership Conference, Stela Maris Retreat House, Skaneateles, May 23-24, 2006

 

Recitation of Poetry, Bob Marley Celebration, Community Folk Art Center, May 12, 2006

 

Welcoming Remarks, Community Baraza with Chancellor Cantor, May 6, 2006

 

Guest Speaker, Ghana Independence Celebration, April 29, 2006

 

Moderator, Panel Discussion, “Conflict in the Sudan: Focus on Dafur,” Maxwell Auditorium, April 26, 2006

SELECTED INVITED PAPERS/LECTURES (Continued):

 

Guest Speaker, “Empowerment and Responsibility to Make SU Your Campus – Paving the Way for Future Generations,” Multicultural Spring Reception, April 23, 2006

 

Guest Speaker, Diversity Network Luncheon, Genesee Inn, April 20, 2006

 

Facilitator, Onondaga Land Rights Series, Syracuse Stage, April 11, 2006

 

Keynote Speaker, “The Potential Power of Creative Utterance: The Agency of Transformative Action,” at the

Fifth Annual Convention of the Global Understanding Project at Monmouth University entitled “Our World: The Power of Engagement and the Price of Indifference,” International Conference at Monmouth University, April 2-8, 2006

 

Panellist, Roundtable on Orature and Rhetoric: “Interrogating Transnational Citizenship,” at the Expressive Arts Symposium, “Insurgent Cross-Cultural Conversations in the Expressive Arts: Contesting Notions of Transnationalism and Citizenship,” Syracuse University, March 24, 2006

 

Public Lecture on “Poetry as a Political Statement and as a Vehicle for Crossing Cultural Borders,” Cleveland State University, March 1, 2006

 

Panellist, Black History Symposium on “State of the People” Forum, Schine Underground, February 15, 2006

 

Guest Speaker, “Black Women in the Liberation Struggle,” Africa Initiative Lecture Series, February 11, 2006

 

Panellist, Screening of “Valentina’s Nightmare” and Rwanda Genocide Roundtable, Eggers Hall, Dec. 8, 2005

 

                Participant, “Democracy, Diversity and Free Speech,” Hall of Languages, December 6, 2005

 

Introductory Remarks, Sweet Honey in the Rock Performance, Schine Auditorium, October 30, 2005

 

Panellist, “Critical reflections on Black Studies,” African Heritage Studies Association, Cornell University, October 22, 2005

 

Participant, Speakout on Over the Hill and Hill TV, Hendricks Chapel, October 20, 2005

 

Participant, “Town Hall Meeting” on Over the Hill and Hill TV, Schine Student Center, October 19, 2005

 

Panellist, “Prison Speak Out,” Hall of Languages, October 19, 2005

 

Chair/Moderator, “Black Women and Diaspora – Multiple Experiences,” at ASWAD Conference ”Diasporic Encounters and Collaborations,” Rio de Janeiro, October 5, 2005

 

Chair/Moderator, “Politics and Governments in Africa and the Diaspora,” at ASWAD Conference ”Diasporic Encounters and Collaborations,” Rio de Janeiro, October 6, 2005

 

Participant, Community Symposium on the Southside Initiative, September 22, 2005

 

Participant, “Women in Religion Reception and Forum: Religious Leadership and Women’s Changing Roles,” Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church, Dewitt, September 20, 2005

 

Guest Speaker, Poetry Reading, “Seeking Gender Justice Beyond the Beijing Conference: Reflections Dialogue and Strategic Action,” Ray Smith Symposium Closing Dinner, September 17, 2005

 

Panellist, Coming Back Together Student’s Forum, “Unity in the Community,” September 17, 2005

 

Panellist, Coming Back Together Luncheon, “African American Studies: Historical Struggles and Achievements,” September 16, 2005

 

SELECTED INVITED PAPERS/LECTURES (Continued):

 

Moderator, “Katrina Tragedy Teach-in,” Maxwell Auditorium, September 14, 2005

 

Panellist, “Africa and the Responsibility of the Youth,” ASU, Hall of Languages, August 31, 2005

 

Panellist, Walter Rodney Groundings Conference, Guyana, June 2005

 

Invocation/Libation, Second Annual Itanwa Orinwa Convocation, Hendricks Chapel, May 14, 2005

 

Guest Speaker, Multicultural Reception, Schine Student Center, April 17, 2005

 

Keynote Luncheon Speaker, “The Power of Expression: Identity, Languages and Memory in Africa and the Diaspora,” Women’s Caucus of the African Studies Association, New Orleans, November 11-14, 2004

 

Public Lecture,” African Women: Narratives of Assertion and Agency,” University of Georgia, October 28, 2004

 

Plenary Panel Presenter, “Law Makers and Homophobia – Constitution Making in Kenya,” LGBT Conference, Syracuse University, October 23, 2004

 

Panel Presenter, “African Orature as a Site of Struggle Against Globalization,” “The Fate of African Languages As a Literary Voice in the 21st Century: Globalization of Societies,” Yari Yari Pamberi Black Women Writers’ Conference, New York University, October 12-16, 2004

 

Panellist, “African American Studies: Then and Now,” 25’ Years Anniversary Celebration, M. A. Program, October 8-9, 2004

 

Guest Speaker, “When Silence Means Death and Action Brings Hope,” AIDS/HIV Fundraising Dinner, Homeland Charities, June 26, 2004

 

Guest Speaker, “The Classifications and Role of African Intellectuals,” African Scholars and the African Humanities, Northwestern University, June 3-5, 2004

 

Keynote Speaker, “Women’s Narratives of Assertion and Agency,” Japanese African Studies Association, Chubu University, May 29, 2004

 

Keynote Speaker, “In Celebration of a Maroon Intellectual and Living Legend,” Women’s Caucus of the African Literature Association Annual Luncheon, University of Madison, April 16, 2004

 

Plenary Panel, “Autobiographical Sketches of Pain and Triumph During a Black Woman’s Political Exile,” Sisters Sharing Pain and Triumph, February 28, 2004

 

Graduate Students Organization, Binghamton, February 21, 2004

 

Keynote Speaker, “Poetry as Art and As Political Statement in African Orature,” University of Missouri-St. Louis, February 11, 2004

 

Keynote Panellist, “Neglected Sites of Intellectual Inquiry in African and Diaspora Studies,” at the ASWAD Conference, Chicago, October 2, 2003.

 

Keynote Address, Celebrate Kenya 2003, Association of Kenyan Professionals in Atlanta, Atlanta, June 28, 2003.

Keynote Speaker, “Transcending Colonial and Neo-Colonial Pathological Hangovers to Unleash Creativity,” At Soap Summit: Making Entertainment Useful, Nairobi, June 4, 2003.

 

Keynote Speaker, “Cultural Epistemologies of Motherhood: Articulating and Refining the Concept ‘Mothers,’”

 

SELECTED INVITED PAPERS/LECTURES (Continued):

 

Guest Speaker, “The African Woman- Herstory, Voice, and Creativity,” Creighton University, May 1, 2003.

 

“Women of African Descent: Struggles and Triumphs,” Lecture Delivered at part of the “Windows to the World Series,” The Center for Excellence in Teaching, Claflin University, April 3, 2003.

 

Plenary Panel Presenter, “‘Intellectuals or Imposters?’ – In Celebration of Those Who Never Became ‘Walking Lies,’” Wocala Panel I: Taking Stock, Blazing New Trails: New Directions: Critics, Poets and Activists on African/Diasporan Women’s Writing?, African Literature Association, Alexandria, Egypt, March 19-24, 2003.

 

Plenary Panel Presenter, “Between Africanity and the West,’” Africa’s Triple Heritage Revisited: A Symposium in Honor of the Scholarship of Life’s Work of Dr. Ali A. Mazrui, Institute of Global Cultural Studies, Binghamton University, February 15 2003.

 

“Religious War Zones in Neo-Colonial Urban Africa: Studies form Kampala and Nairobi,” Lecture Delivered as part of the Religion and Society Lecture Series, Syracuse University, February 11, 2003.

 

Facilitator, Discussion of the Film “Long Night’s Journey Into Day: South Africa’s Search for Truth and Reconciliation,” Syracuse University, February 4, 2003.

 

Plenary Panel Presenter, “African Cinema and African Expressive Cultures: What Relationship?” at the African Cinema Workshop, International Southern African Film and TV Market Conference, Cape Town, November 12-14, 2002.

 

Guest Speaker, “The Historical Imperatives and Challenges of Black Unity,” Black Solidarity Week, Black Students’ Union, SUNY Binghamton, November 4, 2002.

 

Workshop Participant, “Foundation Straight-Talk,” OSP Series, Hall of Languages, SU, October 4, 2002.

 

Coordinator of Event and Chair of Session, Africa Initiative Symposium re: Scholarship on Africa at SU, Faculty Center, Syracuse University, September 27, 2002.

 

Keynote Speaker, “How, When and Where TAs Enter the Learning Process,” 16th Annual TA Orientation Program, Syracuse University, August 19, 2002.

 

Distinguished Speaker (with Andrew Young and Albie Sachs), “African Women: Exploding Silences, Talking Back and Claiming Agency,” Distinguished Speakers’ Series, Chautauqua Institution, June 28, 2002.

 

“African Women: Exploding Silences, Talking Back and Claiming Agency,” Distinguished Speakers’ Series on Africa, Chautauqua Institute, June 26, 2002.

 

“African Orature and the Undergraduate Studies Curriculum,” African Studies Workshop on Curriculum, Hofstra University, June 13, 2002.

 

“Introducing African Orature Across the Curriculum,” at the African Studies Workshop on Undergraduate Curriculum Development, Hofstra University, June 13, 2002.

 

Presentation entitled, “Women on War Zones,” Women’s World Meeting, Quality Hotel, Manhattan, New York, May 31-June 1, 2002.

 

“Orature Ethics/Aesthetics and the Decolonization of the Academy,” African American Studies Conference on Transnationalism, Gender, and the Changing World, Syracuse University, April 19-20, 2002.

 

Chair of Plenary Session on Filmmaker Shirikiana Aina’s Presentation of her work, The Door of No Return, Department of African American Studies Conference, Syracuse University, April 19-20, 2002.

“The Future of Democracy in Zimbabwe,” at a teach-in symposium organized by students studying Politics in Africa, AAS 341, April 17, 2002.

SELECTED INVITED PAPERS/LECTURES (Continued):

Discussant, “Gender and Women Issues in Labor and Higher Education,” Women and Higher Education in Africa: Engendering Human Capital and Upgrading Human Right and Schooling, CEPARRED & PIDI Seminar, Cornell, March 28-30, 2002.

 

Coordinator and Chair, U.N. Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Olara Otunu’s Lecture hosted by the Africa Initiative, Syracuse University, March 28, 2002.

 

“Culture, Ethics and Ideology: Gender Implications,” Kenya Constitutional Commission Seminar, Naivasha, Kenya, February 7-8, 2002.

 

“A Feminist Perspective on the Price of War,” Teach-in on Critical Conversations on Gender and War, Women’s Studies program, SU, October 30, 2001.

 

“Orature, African Literature and the African American Literary Connection,” Public Lecture at Galveston College, Texas, October 23, 2001.

 

“Burying the Kasuku (Parrot) Syndrome: Constructing Inventive Sites of Knowledge,” Keynote address, Ford Foundation Conference on Innovations in African Higher Education, Nairobi, Kenya October 1-3, 2001.

 

“Critical Perspectives and Analysis on Reparations,” Plenary Session at Second Canadian Preparatory Conference for the United nations World Conference Against Racism, African Canadian Legal Aid, Toronto, Canada, July 27-28, 2001.

 

“The Importance of Using Local Languages and Local Content in Education, Plenary Session, World Bank Conference on Education, Empowerment, Culture and Civic Engagement, Washington, D.C., July 24-25, 2001.

 

“The Role, Plight and Dilemma of Africana Intellectuals – Parrots or Inventors?” Public Lecture, Northwestern University, Evanston, May 16, 2001.

 

“African Orature as an Intellectual Site of Knowledge,” Public Lecture, Wellesley College, March 30, 2001.

 

“A True Diary of Sexist Assaults,” Paper presented as a part of the SARIPS Seminar Series, SAPES, Dec 8, 2000.

 

Zamani Culture Gikuyu, Shona and Ndebele Ethics/Aesthetics,” Paper presented as a part of the SARIPS Seminar Series, SAPES, December 7, 2000.

 

Discussant, “African Traditional Religions and Cultures,” (paper by Dr. Kadenge),

SARIPS Seminar Series, SAPES, Nov. 17, 2000.

 

Plenary panellist, “Achebe, the African Intellectual and the New Millennium,” A Weekend Conference in Celebration of Chinua Achebe’s 70th Birthday, Bard College, Nov. 3-5, 2000.

 

Panel Chairperson and Plenary Speaker at the Closing Roundtable Discussion on “The Way Forward,” at the International Social Sciences Conference, hosted by Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, October 25-27, 2000.

 

“Muthoni wa Kirima, Mau Mau Woman Field Marshal: Interrogating Silencing, Erasure and Manipulation of Female Combatants’ Texts,” Paper presented as a part of the SARIPS Seminar Series, SAPES, October 19, 2000.

 

“Re-envisioning Pan Africanism: Where do Women, the Masses and the Youth Enter?” Paper presented at the SARIPS Annual Colloquium – 2000, Harare Sheraton, September 24-27, 2000.

 

Panel Chair, SARIPS Colloquium, September 24-27.

 

“Tsitsi Dangarebga following the tradition of Independent Film making,” Guest of Honour Speech delivered at the launching of Tsitsi Dangarebga’s Documentary, French Cultural Centre, September 24.

 

 

SELECTED INVITED PAPERS/LECTURES (Continued):

 

“How to Enter Another Culture,” Guest of Honor Address at the Welcome Dinner for Syracuse University DIPA Harare Students & Host Families, Harare, August 19, 2000.

 

Participant, Black Women’s International Roundtable Conference, Ambassador Hotel, Harare, August 7-11, 2000.

 

Guest of Honor/Keynote Speaker, SAPES Books Book Launch, SAPES, August 3, 2000.

 

Plenary Panel Chair, Final Plenary Closing Roundtable Speaker, “Synthesis and the Way Forward” and Guest Speaker at the Delegates’ Reception, SARIPS/Ford Foundation Conference on Constitution-Making in Africa, Harare Sheraton, July 26-7, 2000.

 

Participant, Seminar on Post-2000 Parliamentary Elections, SARIPS, July 4, 2000.

 

Participant, Seminar: “Perspectives on the Approaching 2000 Parliamentary Elections,” SARIPS, June 20, 2000

Chairperson/Moderator/Panellist, Video-Conference (USA/Africa), “Africa and the 21st Century: The Imperative of Gender,” The Ministerial, Convened by the Gender and Law Program, Human Development Division, Africa Region, World Bank, Washington D.C., May 9-12, 2000.

 

Keynote Speaker/Guest of Honor, Ghana’s 43rd Independence Anniversary, Ghana Society of New York, South West Community Center, Syracuse, April 29, 2000.

 

Guest Writer at Poetry Recital, African Women Writers’ Night, Hosted by 651 Arts Forum, Queens, New York, April 19, 2000.

 

Key Note Speaker/Guest of Honour, First Academicians’ Conference on Gender and Constitution Making, Convened by the Gender Centre, Nairobi, Kenya, March 10, 2000.

 

Guest of Honour/Speaker, “Rekindling the Flame,” International Human Rights Awards Ceremony, International Leadership Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Nov. 16, 1999.

 

Poetry Recitation, International Poetry Festival, Rome, Italy, October 26, 1999.

 

Plenary Speaker at the Rome Poetry Festival, Rome, Italy, October 23-27, 1999.

 

Visiting Guest Author and Speaker, 2 High Schools in Rome, October 23-27, 1999.

 

Plenary Speaker, African heritage Studies Conference, Cornell University, October 14 -17, 1999.

 

Poetry Recitation, Book Exhibition, Harare International Book Fair, August 7, 1999.

 

Guest Speaker, SAPES/SARIPS Book Fair Launch, August 5, 1999.

 

Mother of Ceremony, Indaba Cultural Evening, Harare International Book Fair, July 31, 1999.

 

Guest Speaker, Writers’ Workshop, Harare International Book Fair, July 29-August 7, 1999.

 

Guest Speaker at conference entitled, “Invisible Others/Active Presences in the U.S. Black Community: Transnational Citizenship, Self Ethnographies, Diasporas,” Florida International University, April 30th to May 1, 1999.

 

Guest of Honour/Speaker, Smith African Student’s Association, Smith College, April, 1999.

 

Guest Speaker at NANBPWC, Inc. Forum on “Clitoridectomy,” March 9, 1999.

 

Guest Speaker, “Sojourner Story Telling Conference: Boundary Crossings,” Syracuse University, Feb. 5, 1999

 

SELECTED INVITED PAPERS/LECTURES (Continued):

 

Panellist, Human Rights Symposium, Faculty of Law, Syracuse University, Jan. 29, 1999.

 

Panellist, Human Rights Symposium, Faculty of Law, Syracuse University, Jan. 29, 1999.

 

Micere Githae Mugo, “Women and Books,” Published in Eds.A. Adams and J. Mayes, Mapping Intersections-African Literature and Africa’s Development, (Trenton, New Jersey: Africa World Press), 1998.

 

Speaker, at a conference on Human Rights – The Next Generation, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights; presented by the United Nations of Southern Arizona, Inn Suites Conference Centre, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, November 20, 1998.

 

Video recording of poetry recital by the University of Arizona, entitled, “Poetry in Assertion of Human Rights,” November 19, 1998.

 

Public Lecture on “African Orature and Human Rights”, Law School, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, November 19, 1998.

 

Main Speaker, at a conference entitled The African Renaissance Conference on the theme of Culture and Education, Wits University, South Africa, September 28-29 , 1998.

 

Keynote Speaker, The Third Annual Will King/Jamal Johnson Scholarship Banquet, Syracuse, New York, June 3, 1998.

 

Poetry recital at the Kennedy Centre’s annual program entitled “African Odyssey: Illuminations – African Writers on the World Stage,” April 17, 1998.

 

Poetry Performance at a conference entitled “Black Drama in Society,” presented by the Black Theatre Production Organisation, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, April 11, 1998.

 

Lecture, “Research and Theoretical Paradigms,” Africana Studies and Research Center, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, April 9, 1998.

 

Paper entitled “African Texts and Local Knowledge,” delivered at symposium on “Transcending North South Divide in African Studies,” African Studies Program, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington D.C., April 3, 1998.

 

Keynote Speaker, “Conversation with Dr. Micere Githae Mugo,” presented by the Progressive Kenyan Community, Washington D.C., April 3, 1998.

 

Presenter, 24th Annual Third World Conference on the theme of Visioning the 21st Century: Globalization, Transformation and Opportunity, Chicago, Illinois, March 18-21, 1998.

 

Keynote Address, as Jamaica’s National Guest of Honour for Black History Month, “Reuniting the African Family for Development” Coconut Grove Great House, Ocho Rios, Jamaica, February 15, 1998.

 

Live radio studio interview and broadcast on Jamaican National Radio on “The Running African,” Feb. 15, 1998.

 

Live radio studio interview and broadcast on Jamaican National Radio on “The African Woman,” Feb. 11, 1998.

 

Video recording and Live Broadcast on Jamaican National Television, featuring studio interview with internationally renowned historian Dudley Thompson, entitled “Chains Around Africa: Crisis or Hope for the New Millennium?”, February 10, 1998.

 

Guest Panellist, Symposium on Beyond 20th Century Post-isms – A Dialogue on Struggles for Justice, Hamilton College, October 24, 1997.

 

SELECTED INVITED PAPERS/LECTURES (Continued):

 

Guest Writer/Speaker, Plenary Session, Yari Yari: Black Women Writers and the future – an International Conference on Literature by Women of African Descent, NYU, Oct 15-18, 1997

 

Poetry recital, “Levels of Consciousness: Women Poets of African Descent,” sponsored by Poets House and the New York Public Library, at Poets House, Soho, NY, October 15, 1997.

 

Plenary Session Chair, Africana Studies in Africa and the Diaspora Conference, AS&RC, Cornell University, September 19-20, 1997.

 

Guest Speaker, Speaks of Africa: Children of Kenya Exhibition, Willard Straight Art Gallery, Cornell University, September 18, 1997.

 

Keynote Speaker on “Women and Development,” Black World Festival, PANAFEST, Cape Coast, Ghana, August 29 – September 6, 1997.

 

Videotape on Micere Githae Mugo: live interview on African Writers Profiles, by Kofi Anyidoho, Ghana Television, August 29 – September 6, 1997.

 

Plenary Session Speaker on “Accessible Writing for Africa Under Ideological Crisis,” Zimbabwe International Book Fair Writers’ Workshop, August 4, 1997.

 

Guest Speaker on “The Future Beyond These Walls,” Africa Day Commemoration, Elmira Maximum Security Facility, May 4, 1997.

 

Videotape, “Micere Githae Mugo on Racism Faced by Black Women,” produced by Amnesty International, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Branch, April 24, 1997.

 

Poetry recital, Kennedy Centre’s African Odyssey – International Artists Forum,” Washington D.C. April 11, 1997.

Special Guest/Distinguished Scholar’s Statement in response to the Honorable MP and Zimbabwe Minister for Rural Development, Thenjiwe V. Lesabe’s Address on “Employment Projects for Economic Empowerment of Women and Rural Development in Zimbabwe,” AS&RC, Cornell University, March 13, 1997.

 

Guest of Honour/Speaker/Workshop Facilitator, Women’s Month Festivities, Oberlin College, March 7-9, 1997.

 

Guest of Honour/Speaker, Martin Luther King Jr. Day Commemoration, SUNY Brockport, New York, January 27, 1997. Topic, “What are Our Dreams? What are Our Visions?”.

 

Plenary Speaker on “Pan Africanism II as a Democratic Project for Africa,” Africa, Pan Africanism and the New World Order Symposium, University of Georgia Humanities Centre, January 22-24, 1997.            

 

“Possible Scenarios,” Position paper at Film Consultants’ Meeting on African Media Project, Blackside, Inc. Film and Television Productions, Boston, Sept. 13, 1996. (1hr) Note: I am a consultant for Blackside, the makers of Eyes on the Prize, contracted to make a year, $15 million film on Africa, to be entitled, “Hopes on the Horizon: The Rise of the New Africa (1945-95).”

 

“It’s Their Right! Educate our Daughters!” Plenary Address, Session sponsored by UNESCO, as part of the “Seventh International Forum – Beyond Beijing: from Words to Action, held at the Renaissance Hotel, Washington D.C. September 3-8, 1996 (30 min).

 

“Kenya in Crisis,” Keynote Address, Association of Kenyans Abroad Annual Conference, York University, Toronto, August 9, 1996 (1hr).

 

“The Legacy of Bob Marley,” Keynote Address, Carribean Bob Marley Cultural Festival, Elmira Correctional Facility, July 21, 1996 (1hr).

 

SELECTED INVITED PAPERS/LECTURES (Continued):

 

“Unfinished Conversations and Stories that Refuse to be Told,” Guest Address, Conference entitled, Imagining Africa from America, University of Colorado at Boulder. May 3-4, 1996 (1hr).

 

“A Call For Unity,” Keynote Address, “Black Leadership Conference,” La Fayette Methodist Church, Syracuse. (Topic: “A Call for Unity”). April 27, 1996 (1 hr).

 

“How I Enter Syracuse University?” Guest Address, Black/Latino Multicultural Weekend at Schine Student Centre. April 25, 1996 (20 min).

 

“The Arts and Humanities Proposals,” Consultants’ Meeting to award Rockefeller Foundation Fellowships (worth up to $250,000, mainly for Universities), Rockefeller Centre, New York. April 17-19, 1996 (1hr).

 

“African Women and Creativity,” Guest Speaker’s Address at St. Mary’s College of Maryland (conducted several workshops and did readings). April 10-12, 1996 (5 hrs all in all).

 

“Historical Silences on Women,” Keynote Address, Women’s History Series co-sponsored by the Departments of Political Science and Women’s Studies, Oakland University of Rochester, Michigan. April 3-4, 1996 (1hr).

 

“Bridging the Middle Passage,” Paper Presentation, TWCF Conference on Reconceiving the Meaning of Emerging Global Changes into the 21st Century, the Swissotel, Chicago. March 27-30, 1996 (1hr).

Participation:

 

Moderator & Chair, Opening Session on keynote address entitled, Reconceiving the meaning of Emerging Global Changes on Women and development: From Mexico City, Copenhagen, Nairobi, Beijing and into the 21st Century.” (Speaker: Beverly Manley, former First Lady, Jamaica) (90min).

 

Chair, Plenary Session on “Women and Leadership: Challenges Across Cultures” (1hr).

 

Speaker, “Bridging the Middle Passage: African & African American Literature” (1hr).

 

“Historical Silences on African Women,” Guest Address to launch Women’s History Month, Ujamaa House, Cornell University, March 10, 1996 (1hr).

 

“Crick Crack Monkey,” Guest Address, S. Wadley’s NEH grant project, at H.W. Smith School, Syracuse. March 4, 1996 (1hr).

 

“Speech and Silence on Women,” Guest Address, S,. Wadley’s NEH grant project, February 12, 1996.

 

“Gender, Ethnicity, Class and Culture,” Paper Presentation, International Symposium – the Role of Culture in the Prevention and resolution of Conflicts, UNESVO, Gaborone, Botswana. December 4-6, 1995 (30 min).

 

“Beyond Words,” paper Presentation, State of the Black Community Forum (also Panel Moderator), Gifford Auditorium, SU, November 11, 1995 (90 min).

 

“An African response,” Paper Presentation, Special Plenary Roundtable discussing Phillip Curtin’s “Ghettoizing African Studies,” African Studies Association Conference, Orlando, Florida, October 2-5, 1995 (30 min).

 

“Images of Negation,” Panellist, plenary session on the theme, The Writer & the African Condition , Japan-African Exchange Forum, Tokyo, March 19, 1995 (2hrs).

 

“Images of Affirmation Versus Images of Negation” Paper Presentation, Japan-African Exchange Forum, Tokyo, March 17, 1995 (30 min).

 

“The Human Bonds that Link Us,” Public Lecture, Onondaga Community College. Apr. 3, 1995 (1hr).

 

 

SELECTED INVITED PAPERS/LECTURES (Continued):

 

Resource Person & Participant, SAAS, LALUCHA Black/Latino Action Conference, Schine Student Centre, SU, April 3, 1995 (1hr).

 

“Imprisonment and Torture of Political Prisoners in Kenya,” Keynote Address, The Kenyan Human Rights Initiative Forum, Centre for Religion, Ethnical and Social Policy, Cornell University, Feb. 17, 1995.

 

“Abuse of Human Rights in Africa,” Paper Presentation, Can’t Jail the Spirit – African American Prisoners Conference, Faculty of Law, SU, January 27-28, 1995.

 

Keynote Speaker, International Human Rights Day, hosted by Syracuse University African Students’ Association. Dec. 9, 1994. Topic: “Stand Up for Human Rights.”

 

Dramatized Poetry Reading (with Musician Samite of Uganda), Africa Day Celebrations, hosted by Cornell University African Students’ Association, Ithaca, N.Y. 14850. November 19, 1994.

 

“Women, Imprisonment and Exile,” paper delivered at a workshop on The Word Behind Bars & the Paradox of Exile, Institute for Advanced Study & Research in the African Humanities, Northwestern University, Evanston. Nov. 11-12, 1994.

 

Keynote Speaker & Guest of Honour, AWAD 2000: African Women’s Arts Development Inaugural International Conference, North Area College, Manchester, U.K. October 27-30, 1994.

 

Presenter on the “Narratives” Panel, Social Sciences Conference, Syracuse University, Oct. 21, 1994.

 

Plenary Speaker, International Conference on: Democracy in Africa on Whose Terms?”   Stockholm, Sweden. October 26-29, 1994. Paper: “Empowering the Masses – Translating Rhetoric into Action.”

Keynote Speaker, Academic for Educational Development Strategic Planning Retreat, Airlie Conference Centre, Virginia, September 12-14, 1994.

 

Guest Artist presenting Dramatized Poetry Reading, 18th Annual Conference of the New York African Studies Association, Cornell University, Ithaca, May 30, 1994.

 

Keynote Speaker & Guest of Honour, Africa Day, Smith College, Northampton, April 23, 1994. Address: “The Plight of Children on the African Continent.”

 

Keynote Speaker & Guest of Honour, Africa Week, Lane Community College/University of Oregon, Eugene. Delivered lectures and conducted workshops on: African Politics, African Women, Creative Writing, Drama and Theatre, Multicultural Studies etc., April 19-22, 1994.

 

Rockefeller Foundation Grants Awards Meeting (Member of the 1994 Advisory Board for the allocation of grants to American Colleges and Universities), April 18, 1994.

 

“In Advocacy of Pro-people Paradigms and Conceptions: the case of Orature-based Community Theatre,” paper theme: “Reconstructing the Study and Meaning of Africa,” Centre for African Studies, University of Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, April 8-9, 1994.

 

World Bank/AED “Blue Ribbon” Team’s Seminar on the Zambia Women’s project,

Washington D.C. April 4, 1994.

 

Keynote Speaker, Conference for the launching of Women’s Month, York University, Canada, March 8-9, 1994. Paper: “Women’s Writing.”

 

Guest Speaker, Women’s Month Series, Le Moyne College, March 7, 1994. Topic: “African Women – True Stories of Survival and Struggle.”

 

SELECTED INVITED PAPERS/LECTURES (Continued):

 

Keynote Speaker at the launching of Women’s Month, University of Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, March 1-2, 1994. Paper: “Poetry as a Political Statement.”

 

Guest Speaker, Book of the Month Series, Onondaga Country Library. Review: Having our Say by the Delany Sisters. February 16, 1994.

 

Speaker, Conference on Africa After the Cold War, Institute of Global Cultural Studies, SUNY Binghamton, February 12-13, 1994. Paper: “Africa: Left, Right and Center.”

 

Distinguished Guest and Keynote Speaker, Conference on Africa into the 21st Century, University of Manitoba, Canada, February 10-11, 1994. Paper: “Sobering Facts As Africa Moves into the 21st Century.”

 

Moderator, Conference on Democracy in Crisis: Ethnic Conflict in Burundi, Cornell University, February 5, 1994.

Keynote Address, Africa Day, Penn State University, December 9, 1993. Paper: “African Politics Through Poetry.” CODESRIA Conference, Dakar, Senegal. (Paper Presenter and Panel Chair), November 29-December 4, 1993. Paper: “Art and Society: The Woman Artist in Africa.”

 

Keynote Speaker, Thanksgiving Extravaganza, United Methodist Church, Lafayette Ave., Syracuse, November 21, 1993. Paper: “Where is the Human Being?”

 

Guest Speaker, African Film Festival, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, November 12, 1993. Paper: “Film and Depiction of Zimbabwean Women.”

 

Guest Speaker, SUNY Cortland, New York. Paper: “African Women: Survivors, or Fighters?” November 9, 1993.

 

Conference on Ancient, Medieval and Modern Philosophical Thought, SUNY Binghamton, New York. Speaker and Moderator on a panel and plenary session: Africana Philosophy, October 29-31, 1993. Paper: “Redefining the Center.”

 

Guest Speaker, Cornell Visiting Scholars Series, ASRC, Cornell University. Topic: “African Women Writers’ Concerns,” October 19, 1993.

 

Keynote Speaker, SAAS Convocation, Syracuse University. Topic: “Education, Community Service and Organisation,” October 15, 1993.

 

Keynote Speaker, National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women, Convocation, Syracuse. Topic: “History, Memory and Community Service,” October 3, 1993.

 

Keynote Speaker, Saba Saba Day Celebrations, Nairobi, Kenya. Topic: “Kenyan Exiles and the Struggle for Human Rights”, July 7 1993.

 

Guest of Honour and Speaker, Law Society of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya. Topic:   “Democracy and Human Rights,” June 25, 1993.

 

Keynote Speaker, Africana Cultural Festival, Elmira Community Hall. Topic: “Connections Between Africans and African Americans,” May 15, 1993.

 

Production of Mother Africa’s Children, a poetic drama compiled and directed by myself, Cornell University, May 7-8, 1993.

 

Keynote Speaker, Third World Conference, Governors College, Chicago. Theme: “The Resiliency of the Human Condition,” April 29, 1993.

 

 

SELECTED INVITED PAPERS/LECTURES (Continued):

 

Guest Speaker, Syracuse University African Students’ Association. Topic: “African Women and Development,” April 14, 1993.

 

Keynote Speaker, Africa Week, Commonwealth University of Virginia, Richmond. Topic: “Is neo-colonial Africa Home for Africana People?” April 8, 1993.

 

Guest Speaker, Seminar on African Women. Topic: “African Women Writers Exploding Silences.” Commonwealth University of Virginia, Richmond.

 

Panellist: “Analysis of the film Malcolm X by Spike Lee,” Cornell University, April 3, 1993.

 

Guest of Honour/Speaker, International Women’s Group, Cornell University. Poetry Reading, March 5, 1993.

 

Keynote Speaker, Poets Series, Elmira College, New York. Poetry Reading, March 2, 1993.

 

Africana Studies and Research Center’s African Arts Festival on “Creative Impulses/Modern Expressions: African Arts To-Day.” Participant and member of the planning committee, March to April, 1993.

 

Keynote Speaker, Conference on African Women in America and American Women in Africa, St Lawrence University and SUNY Potsdam. Topic: “What a History of Struggle!”, February 26-28, 1993.

 

Guest Speaker, Keuka College Program, ECF, Elmira. Topic: “Poetry and Explosion of Negative Silences,”   February 17, 1993.

 

Guest Speaker, Trent University, Canada. Topic: “Gender in African Literature,” February 5, 1993.

 

Guest Speaker, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York. Topic: “Poetry as an Artistic and Political Statement,” January 26, 1993.

 

ASA Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington. Chair and Moderator, panel on “Ali Mazrui’s Africa’s Triple Heritage,” November 20-23, 1992.

 

International Women’s Conference on “Making the Links,” Canadian Institute for Advancement of Women, Toronto, Canada. Paper: “Women under Police Torture,” November 12-15, 1992.

 

SSIPS/SAGP Annual Conference, Columbia University, New York. Panellist on “Africana Philosophy and Praxis.” Paper: “African Orature’s Ethics and Aesthetics – the Onion Structure Theory,” October 23-25, 1992.

 

Guest Speaker, African Festival, Community Gallery, Geneva, New York, October 19, 1992.

 

Chair and Moderator of panel on “Binding the Wounds.” Conference on “Somalia: Human Disaster, World Politics and International Responsibility,” Cornell University, October 16, 1992.

 

St. Lawrence University Conference on “African Studies and the Undergraduate Curriculum.” Member of and speaker on Panel of Distinguished African Scholars, October 1- 4, 1992.      

 

The Rockefeller Foundation Conference on “Reflections on Development,” Bellagio, Italy. Advisor, Moderator and Resource Person, September 20-26, 1992.

 

Keynote Speaker, Africa Week, African Students’ Union, University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Topic: “The Historical Struggles of African Women,” September 3-4, 1992.

 

Teacher Training Workshop on the teaching of Africa in New York Schools, AS&RC, Cornell University. Resource person and member of the Workshop Organizing Committee, August 2-7, 1992.

 

Guest of Honour/Speaker, Tree Planting Ceremony, Le Moyne College, New York, June 24, 1992.

SELECTED INVITED PAPERS/LECTURES (Continued):

Women’s Conference on “Empowerment, Gender and Social Change in Africa and the African Diaspora,” Cornell University. Presentation: Dramatized Poetry, May 28-June 3, 1992.

 

Conference on “A Question of Power: Gender, Politics and Cultural Production in Africa,” AS&RC, Cornell University. Paper: “African Women – Creators or Ululators?” March 26-28, 1992.

 

Guest Speaker at the Eduardo Mondlane lecture series, Dept. of African American Studies, Syracuse University. Topic: “Women and Democracy in Africa,” March 25, 1992.

 

Guest Speaker, testifying to the U.S. Senate sub-committee on Africa, the Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service, Washington D.C. Presentation: “Kenya: the Quest for Change,” March 20, 1992.

 

Guest of Honour/Speaker, Annual meeting of SHAARP, Cornell University. Topic: “Looking Beyond Weaknesses and Drawing from our Strengths,” February 29, 1992.

 

“Women’s Writers Groups in Africa,” Keynote Address, Women’s Writing Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, December 7-8, 1991.

 

“Women, Language and Communication,” theme combining lecture series, delivered at a Grassroots Women Residential Course, IFAA Centre, University of Dar es Salaam. (Resource person, September 22-28, 1991).

 

“Literature, Human Rights and Development,” presentation at a Seminar on “Democracy and Human Rights in Africa,” Vaxjo University, Sweden, August 24-26, 1991.

 

“Women Exploding Silences Through Writing,” Public lecture, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, May 1, 1991.

 

“Education and mass-based theatre in Zimbabwe,” paper delivered at the Third World Conference Foundation Annual Conference, Detroit, April 5, 1991.

 

“Popular Theatre and Human Rights,” paper delivered at a Conference on “The Defense and Promotion of Human and Popular Democratic Rights in Africa,” Maputo, Mozambique, February 26-March 1, 1991.

 

Participation in the Production of Mandela – Spirit of No Surrender and artist playing the roles of Bongi and Winnie Mandela, January- September, 1990.

 

“Culture and Communication,” paper presented at a UNESCO Seminar on Women and the Media, Harare, April 5, 1990.

 

Team production and performance of Ngonjera in commemoration of the Sharpville Massacre, Methodist Cathedral Hall, Harare, March 21, 1990.

 

Facilitator and Resource Person, “Women in Theatre Workshop,” funded by CIDA, University of Zimbabwe, January 19-21, 1990.

 

“The Writer, Exile and Creativity,” paper delivered at a Conference on Writers and Human Rights, Centre African d’Animation et d’Echanges Culturels, Dakar, Senegal, September 26-28, 1989.

 

“Orature and the People,” paper delivered at the ACCLAIS Commonwealth Conference (Silver Jubilee), as one of the keynote addresses, University of Kent, Canterbury, August 24-31, 1989.

 

“African Orature Ethics and Aesthetics – the Onion Structure Theory,” paper presented at the Faculty of Education Seminar Series, August 16, 1989.

 

“Women and Poetry,” Presentation at the Cross Cultural Black Women’s Studies Summer Institute, Harare, August 7-26, 1989.

SELECTED INVITED PAPERS/LECTURES (Continued):

 

“Women Writers and Gender Discrimination at the Readership Level,” paper delivered at the University of Zimbabwe Students’ Cultural Society’s Seminar, August 4-6, 1989.

 

“African Women on the Continent and in the Diaspora,” paper delivered at a Public Lecture, Syracuse University, New York, April 3, 1989.

 

“African Orature,” paper delivered at a Public Lecture, St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York, March 29, 1989.

 

“The State and Women Struggles in Zimbabwe,” Guest Speaker’s address at a University of Zimbabwe Student’s Union Seminar on : “Unity in Struggle – Students and Workers Against Neo-colonialism,” University of Zimbabwe, July 16, 1988.

 

“The Role of the African Woman Writer,” public lecture at Syracuse University, April 5, 1988.

 

“African Women Writers and Artists in the Cultural and Politico-Economic Context,” Keynote Address at a Women’s Conference on “Speaking for Ourselves,” the Africa Centre, London, March 4-12, 1988.

 

“We Salute You,” A part of Addresses and Orations on the Occasion of the Installation of the Chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe, His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Cde. Robert Gabriel Mugabe, February 27, 1988.

 

Co-producer and Artist, “Ngonjera – African Liberation”, performed by the University Drama Group at the Honorary Degrees Ceremony for Mwalimu Julius Nyerere and Cde. Nelson Mandela, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, 7th June, 1986.

 

“Language in a Patriarchy,” paper delivered at the 2nd International Feminist Book Fair, Oslo, Norway, 2nd-3rd June, 1986.

 

“The Role of the Creative Writer in a Zimbabwe Under Socialist Change,” public lecture, Danhiko School, Harare, June 1985.

 

“Women Writers,” a paper delivered as second keynote address at the New Writing in Africa Conference, Commonwealth Institute, London, November 1-3, 1984.

 

“Orature Aesthetics and the Socialist Realist Tradition,” closing address at a literature seminar sponsored by African Dawn, Africa Centre, London, August 25, 1984.

 

Dramatized Poetry, Song and Recitations as Guest Performer, Africa Centre, London, August 1984.

“The Use of Orature Techniques in Ousmane Sembene’s God’s Bits of Wood and Haile Gerima’s Ashes and Embers,” paper delivered at the Third World Congress Annual Conference, Chicago, March 28-31, 1984.

 

“African Orature Aesthetics in Afro-American Literature,” Public Lecture, University of the District of Columbia, Washington D.C. , March 23rd, 1984.

 

“Links Between Africans on the Continent and in the Diaspora,” public lecture delivered at the Lorton Correctional Facility, Washington D.C., March 23, 1984.

 

“Chinua Achebe and African Literature,” Public Lecture, Hobart College, New York, March 22, 1984.

 

“Women of African Origin Under Slavery, Colonisation and Imperialism,” public lecture delivered at the Celebration of Women’s History Week, Wichita State University. (I was special guest with Senator Nancy Kassebaum and ex-congresswoman Bella Abzug), March 5-10, 1984.

 

 

SELECTED INVITED PAPERS/LECTURES (Continued):

 

Guest Story-teller, Kennedy Elementary School, Ogdensburg, New York, March 1984. Conducted workshop on “Riddles as Literature,” Canton Central School, New York, February, 1984.

 

“A Survey of East African Literature,” paper delivered to the English Department, Africana Studies and Research Center, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, December 5, 1983.

 

“Kenyan Literature: The Spoken and Written Traditions,” public lecture, Centre for Positive Thought, Buffalo, New York, November, 1983.

 

“Poetry in African Orature,” Public lecture, St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York, November 30, 1982.

 

“African Literature,” Seminar Presentation at Vassar College, New York, November 19, 1982.

 

“The Contribution of Black Women to History,” public lecture delivered at Vassar College, New York, November 18, 1982.

 

“Literature and Society,” paper delivered at the ASA Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., Nov. 3-6, 1982.

 

“Areas of co-operation between U.S. Universities and African Universities,” Faculty lecture delivered at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 8, 1982.

 

“The Role of the Artist in Society,” public lecture, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, Oct. 7, 1982.

 

Research on “The Narratives of Women Mau Mau Freedom Fighters” – recorded interviews conducted by a research team of 5. 1980-1982, (Project suspended due to insurmountable problems.)

 

Guest Speaker at the Conference for the Association of African and Caribbean Literature, Manchester, England, June, 1981.

 

Co-Guest of Honor (with James Baldwin), Penn International Conference, Amsterdam, Holland, April 1981. Papers delivered: “Visions of Africa” and “The Role of the Writer in Society.” Gave several interviews, published in local papers as well as in national and international journals. Materials also broadcast nationally and internationally.

 

Resource Person at “The African/Afro American Connection Workshop,” Boston, April, 1981.

 

“Identity and Formation of Cultural Patterns Among Diasporan Africans,” paper delivered at a University of Nairobi Literature Department Staff Seminar, May, 1980.

 

“Relationships Between Diaspora and African Literatures in Content and Aesthetic Conception,” paper delivered at the Diasporan Studies Conference, Howard University, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., September, 1979.

 

“Changing Cultural Patterns Among African Americans,” Collection of data through personal interviews with: Angela Davis, Haki Madhubuti, Safisha Madhubuti, James Turner and Gwendolyn Brooks, August to September, 1979. Courtesy of USAID Award.

 

“Indigenous African Literary Forms,” paper delivered at a Seminar of UNICEF experts, Nairobi, Kenya, 1979.

 

Papers on: Drama, Wole Soyinka and E. Brathwaite delivered at the 1st Conference on “The Teaching of Literature in Kenya Secondary Schools,” Nairobi School, Kenya, August, 1974.

 

 

CREATIVE WORK DIRECTED:

 

  • Oppression and Self-Denigration on Trial, Community Theater Performance, Syracuse University, 2004
  • Compiler & Director of Sign up, Sister! Poetic, Dance Drama, Syracuse University, 1996.
  • Compiler & Director of Mother Africa’s Children, a poetic drama, Cornell University, 1993.
  • Team Production of Mandela – Spirit of No Surrender. Also involved in scripting. Played the roles of Bongi and Winnie Mandela. Play taken on a national tour of Zimbabwe, January to September 1990. Invited to the Caribbean and to Scotland.
  • Team production and participation in Ngonjera – poetry, song and drama-cultural to commemorate the Sharpeville Massacre, Harare, Zimbabwe, March 21, 1990.
  • Team Production and participation in Ngonjera to commemorate Namibia’s independence, March 21, 1990.
  • Team Production and participation in Ngonjera by the University of Zimbabwe Drama Group at the Honorary Degrees Ceremony in recognition of Cde. Nelson Mandela and Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, Harare, Zimbabwe, June 7, 1986.
  • Co-ordinator and Major Resource Person, National Creative Writing Workshop, Harare, Zimbabwe, April 21-29, 1986.
  • Team Production of The Trial of Dedan Kimathi ( also participating artist playing the role of Woman), by Kenya’s National Drama, Nairobi, Kenya, 1977.
  • Troupe to the Black World Festival of Arts and Culture, Lagos, Nigeria, 1977.
  • Producer, The Long-Illness of Ex-Chief Kiti for the University of Nairobi’s Free Travelling Theatre, 1976.
  • Adjudicator/Judge at Drama Festivals in Kenya and Zimbabwe (Chief Adjudicator on at least 10 national occasions, but on countless others in schools, colleges and community theatre fora).

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND POSITIONS HELD:  

 

  • Member, NYASA (New York African Studies Association)
  • Member, African Literature Association
  • Member, National Council for Black Studies
  • Member, Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (Advisory Board Member)
  • Member, Advisory Board, Peace Studies Journal 2007-
  • Selection Committee, Scholars in Residence Program class of 2006-2007, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
  • Member, Board of Directors, African Cinema Centre, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Member, African Studies Association
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Committee, United Nations Development Fund For Women, 1994.
  • Member, International Editorial Board, African Identities
  • Member, Editorial Board, Feminist Africa
  • Member, Scientific Panel, CODESRIA
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Mazawo
  • Member, Board of Directors, Women’s World Organization (International Women Writers)
  • Member, Board of Directors, AIRF, African Immigrant & Refugees Foundation
  • Member, Board of Trustees, King Maternity Home
  • Member, Editorial Board, Proud Flesh Journal, 2002 –
  • Member, Editorial Board, Jenda Journal, 2001 –
  • Member, Board of Directors, Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD), 1999-
  • Member, Editorial Board, Transition, 1990 to date.
  • Member, Editorial Board, African Commentary, 1990 to date.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Third World in Perspective, 1988 to date.
  • Member, African Literature Association, 1985 – present.
  • Member, International Steering Executive Board, 8th Pan African Conference
  • Member, African Studies Association, 1991 – present.
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Committee, United Nations Development Fund For Women, 1994 –1996.
  • Member, Editorial Board, African Women, 1988 to date
  • Deputy Secretary General, International Affairs Association, Zimbabwe Branch, 1988 – 1991.
  • Member, Board of Directors, Third World Conference Foundation, Chicago: U.S.A., 1984 to date.
  • Contributing Writer, Third World Books Review, London: U.K., 1984 to date.
  • Assessor, Noma Award for Literature and Publishing in Africa, 1983 to 1987.
  • Member of the Jury, Noma Award, 1982 – 1985.
  • Contributing Editor, Chuma, London: U.K., 1980 to date.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND POSITIONS HELD (Continued):  

 

  • Trustee, International Foundation for Education with Production, 1980 – 1987.
  • East African Representative, OKIKE, 1974 to date.
  • Member, Board of Directors, Transafrica Forum, Washington, D.C.: U.S.A., 1983 – 1984.
  • Chairperson, “A” level Moderating Literature Panel, Examinations’ Council, 1981 – 1982.
  • Chairperson, Moderating English Panel, Kenya Examinations’ Council, 1981 – 1982.
  • Chief Examiner for Literature in Kenya, East African Examinations’ Council, 1974 – 1978.
  • Chief Examiner for Literature in Kenya Examinations’ Council, 1979 – 1982.
  • Editorial Board, HEKIMA, 1980 – 1982.
  • Member, Executive Committee, The Society for International Development, Kenya Chapter, 1980 – 1982.
  • Member, Board of Governors, Baricho Primary School, Kenya, 1978 – 1982.
  • Member, Board of Governors, Nairobi Girls’ High School, Kenya, 1978 – 1982.
  • Chairperson, Faculty of Arts, Postgraduate Studies Programme, University of Nairobi, 1978 – 1980.
  • Member, Faculty of Arts, Postgraduate Studies Programme, University of Nairobi, 1978 – 1980.
  • Member, Faculty of Arts Publications, Seminars and Public Lectures Committee, 1979 –1980.
  • Member, Executive Committee, Kenya Writers’ Association, 1976 – 1982.
  • Member, Kenya Literature Teachers’ Association, 1975 – 1982.
  • Frequent adjudicator/judge at performing arts festivals and competitions in Kenya, 1978 – 1980.
  • Member, Department of Literature Post-graduate Studies Committee, University of Nairobi, 1979 – 1980.
  • Chief Examiner, Literature, East African Examinations’ Council, Nairobi, 1974 – 1980.
  • Examiners’ Trainer, Literature, East African Examinations’ Council, Nairobi, 1974 – 1982.
  • Moderator, Literature Papers, East African Examinations’ Council, Nairobi, 1974 – 1982.
  • Member, Kenya Institute of Education, the English National Panel, Kenya, 1974 – 1982.
  • Member, Faculty of Arts Development and Planning Committee, University of Nairobi, 1974 – 1980.
  • Member, Voice of Women, Canadian Branch, 1970 – 1973.
  • Correspondent (part time) BBC London, 1963 – 1966.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

 

Advisor/Evaluator/Resource Person/Judge for the “Reflections on Development” Project, Africa Region, funded by Rockefeller Foundation to promote Research and Publications on Developmental Issues in the Social Sciences, Humanities, Arts and Education. (N.B. At the time, I was the longest serving member of the Jury which was nominated every year).

 

  • Judge/Evaluator, Commonwealth Prize for Literature, Africa Region, 1990-1992
  • External Examiner, University of Swaziland, 1991 – present.
  • External Examiner, University of Lesotho, 1989 – 1991.
  • External Examiner, University of Botswana, 1988 – 1990.
  • External Assessor, Teacher Training Colleges in Zimbabwe – Curriculum and Pedagogics 1984 – 1992.
  • Teacher training: 1 year

·         Assessor, Professorial Promotions, University of Lagos, 1988 – 1990.

·         Assessor, Professional Promotions, University of Dar es Salaam, 1988 – 1990.

·         External Examiner, University of Malawi, 1987 – 1989.

·         Judge, Noma Award for Literature and Publishing in Africa, 1982 – 1985.

·         Other International Bodies worked with/for: CIDA, Ford Foundation, Foundation for Education with Production, UNESCO, USAID, Commonwealth Foundation.

·         Part-time Broadcaster, Special Features, Voice of Kenya, 1974 – 1978.

  • East African Correspondent, BBC African Service, London, 1963 – 1966.
  • Curriculum Developer/Writer: University of Zimbabwe, 1984 to 1991; Curriculum Development Unit, Ministry of Education, Zimbabwe, 1984 – 1986;
  • East African Examinations Council and Kenya Institute of Education, 1973 – 1982 (part-time).
  • Project Leader, Curriculum Development Unit’s Supplementary Reader’s Project, funded by SIDA, 1984 – 1986.

Lecturer, Curriculum and Pedagogics

  • High School Teaching:       3 Years

Headmistress (Kabare Girls’ High School, 1968 – 1969)

Deputy Headmistress (Alliance Girls’ School, 1967 – 1968)

`                                               English Teacher – Language & Literature, 1967 – 1969

(Kaaga Girls’ High School, Alliance Girls’ High School, Kabare Girls’ High School)

 

 

 

 

DISSERTATIONS/THESES ADVISING:

  

Ph.D. /D. Phil:                                       7 at Syracuse University (+ 3 as Reader)

2 at the University of Zimbabwe.

4 at the University of Nairobi.

 

M.A./M.Ed./M.Phil:                            14 at Syracuse University

4 at the University of Zimbabwe.

8 at the University of Nairobi.

 

Honors Theses:                                    3 at Syracuse University

 

B.E.D. Projects:                                    20 at the University of Zimbabwe.

 

N.B.   In the interest of brevity, the names of the students supervised and the titles of the theses/projects have not been listed, but the details can be provided if required.

 

 

SYRACUSE COMMUNITY OUTREACH WORK:

 

  • Board Member, Friends of AIDS Orphans in Africa (FADOA)
  • African Leaders Community Meeting, Southwest Community Center, March 28, 2008
  • Member, African Centered Curriculum Task Force (term completed)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Vera House (term completed in 2009)
  • Member, Ghana Golden Jubilee Planning Committee 2006-2007
  • Founder and President, Pan African Community of Central New York
  • Board Member, InterFaith Works of CNY, 2004 – 2009
  • Founder and President, United Women of Africa Organization, 2003- (term as president completed 2009)
  • Member, Ghana Society of Central New York
  • Volunteer, Prison Outreach Work in Central New York
  • Volunteer, Catholic Charities, Syracuse